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Breast Implant Removal or Replacement

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The Problem

You may feel it is time to replace or remove your current breast implants or have decided that you want to increase or decrease the size of your implants.


Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic. Last Reviewed July 16th 2020.

What are the reasons for a breast implant replacement or removal?

Many women feel after a number of years of having breast implants that they would like to replace them or remove them.  There are many reasons a woman may decide to replace or remove her implants, from medical reasons such as capsular contracture, ruptured implants, concerns about the integrity of your implants and implants that have sunk below the natural breast crease (bottoming out). There are also cosmetic reasons such as wishing to increase or decrease the size of the implant or simply wanting to remove them altogether in favour of a natural chest. As your body ages and following childbirth, implants that were once a perfect fit may no longer suit your body shape.

The Private Clinic is a well-known provider of breast implant replacement or removal surgery. We have a reputation as a trusted cosmetics provider following the PIP breast implant scandal that affected so many of our competitors. Breast implant replacement still continues to be one of our most commonly performed procedures. Our breast surgeons ensure care, sensitivity and discretion are given to such a big decision. At The Private Clinic, our leading UK consultant plastic surgeons are here to guide you in making the best choice in breast removal and replacement surgery (breast redo’s), mastopexy and auto augmentation.

Why would patients have their Breast Implants removed?

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Adrian Richards MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Plast.) GMC Number 3286812 discusses common reasons as to why patients may choose to remove or replace their breast implants.

We have a range of different treatment options available and it depends on firstly the reason for your removal and also your desired outcome as to what course of treatment would be best suited to you.

Breast Implant removal and/or replacement procedures consultations are available in London, Buckinghamshire, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, ManchesterMilton Keynes and Northampton.

What surgical options are available for breast implant removal or replacement?

Breast Implant Removal – Your breast implants are removed and no further surgery is performed.

Breast Implant Replacement or Breast re-augmentation – Your original implants are removed but are then replaced by new implants which can be the same size, smaller(breast implant downsizing), bigger or a different shape such as tear drop.

Breast Capsulectomy – Capsular contracture can cause pain and distortion in the appearance of your bust. A capsulectomy procedure removes the capsule which is the lining around your implant and then you can either have the original implant removed or replaced.

Enbloc – An enbloc procedure is when the implant and the capsule are removed at the same time with the implant still inside the intact scar tissue capsule. It can be difficult to guarantee that a total enbloc is possible as in some cases the capsule tissue is very thin or tightly attached to the chest wall, in which case a breast capsulectomy may be performed instead. Your breast surgeon will be able to discuss your options with you in more detail at a consultation.

Breast Implant Removal with Uplift (Mastopexy) – This combined procedure may be recommended if your surgeon feels your breast tissue has stretched. The procedure will ensure that after the implant is removed your nipple is lifted back up to its natural position.

Breast Auto-Augmentation – A breast auto augmentation is a great option for patients who wish to remove their implants but still wish to retain volume. Your surgeon will use your existing breast tissue to reshape the breast giving you fullness in the upper bust along with an uplifted appearance.

See Mr Adrian Richard’s article on Breast Auto Augmentation here.

At The Private Clinic, we offer Nagor, Mentor, Motiva, Allergan Smooth and B lite(a lighter in weight implant) breast implants. The best option is to discuss the type of breast implant and what is best for your shape in your consultation with your breast cosmetic surgeon.

Toula’s Patient Story

Patient Toula found herself feeling unhappy with the size of her breast implants following surgery at another clinic. She decided to have a Breast Re-Augmentation or Breast Implant Replacement/Exchange with Mr Navid Jallali at The Private Clinic in Harley Street.

“I was very conscious of how big I felt, I never wore outfits that would accentuate them but I now find myself buying clothes that I maybe wouldn’t have before!”

Read Toula’s patient story here.

The Problem

You may feel it is time to replace or remove your current breast implants or have decided that you want to increase or decrease the size of your implants.


The Procedure

There are a number of different treatment options available to you depending on your desired look and the condition of your current breast implants. During your initial consultation, your breast surgeon will discuss all of these options to see which approach will be suitable for you. You will need to consider different breast implant shapes and sizes and what look you wish to achieve with your new implants.

The procedure itself is similar to breast enlargement surgery. It is normally performed under a general anaesthetic and can take between 1-2 hours to complete. Your breast surgeon will use your existing scars to remove your old implants and in some cases, a capsulectomy will need to be performed if you have decided to increase the size of your implants to allow room for the larger volume of the implant.

The Results

Results will vary considerably depending on the patient and implants chosen. After discussion and consultation with your surgeon your results should match the expectations discussed.

Recovery / Downtime

You will actually find that your recovery will be slightly better than when you had your initial breast augmentation. This is because your tissue and skin has already been stretched.

You can normally carry out light duties after a few days and return to work 1-2 weeks following surgery.  Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4-5 weeks.

When it comes to researching breast surgery procedures there are a lot of words and abbreviations that may seem confusing. We have created a glossary of the most popular Cosmetic Surgery words which you can view here.



Should I have my implants removed or replaced?

The answer to this question depends on the reasons why you are removing your original implants and also what look you are trying to achieve.

If you like the appearance of your breast implants but want them removed because they are faulty or have come to the end of their lifetime then a replacement of implants would be the best option.

However if you feel your implants are too large, and just want a more natural appearance to your bust then it is best to have the implants removed.

If you are feeling unsure then we recommend visiting one of our expert breast surgeons who will be able to listen to your thoughts and concerns about surgery and help you make a more informed decision. They will also be able to assess you in person and give their advice on what you can expect to achieve from surgery.

Breast augmentation is known by many names – like breast enhancement, breast enlargement, or more commonly, a ‘boob job’ – but one thing is clear, it’s the most sought-after cosmetic procedure in the UK.
The shape, form, size and the feel of a woman’s breasts is recreated thanks to the use of implants during the enlargement procedure.
There are 3 potential incision sites:
• Periareolar – around the underside of the nipple
• Axillary – through the armpit
• Sub-mammary – through the natural crease-line under the breast
Your implants can be placed either:
• In front of the pectoral muscle – usually performed when there is excessive skin that needs to be filled (after breast-feeding, or when the breast is like an empty sack).
• Behind the pectoral muscle – the preferred method if there is no excess skin to fill and the surgeon can use the muscle to hold the implant in place. It also provides a pad of tissue in front of the implant.
Your chosen Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon will assess you during your consultation and discuss your options with you, making sure to talk you through the procedure in detail. By looking at the current size and shape of your breasts, he will be able to advise you on the most suitable site of incision and placement for your implants, as well as giving you an objective opinion on the most realistic results that you can achieve.

Is Breast Implant removal right for me?

Breast implant removal is a personal choice but many patients who do decide to have their implants removed are;
• Not happy with the way their breast implants look.
• Have experienced shifting, sagging, or changes due to age, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy.
• Have developed a capsular contracture which means the scar tissue around the implants is getting harder or tighter.
• One or both implants have leaked or ruptured.
• Simply want to return to their original breast size.

Deciding if to go ahead with breast implant removal is generally only a decision that you can make, but to help you feel more informed about the procedure and what to expect we recommend booking a consultation with one of our expert breast surgeons who will be able to explain the procedure in more detail and answer any questions that you may have.

Are your breast implants too big?

If you feel your breasts implants are too big following a breast augmentation it is best to wait at least 6-12 months to ensure that all swelling has subsided and that your implants have settled fully.

If you are still unhappy with the size of your implants after this time then we would encourage you to return to your original surgeon to discuss this however we appreciate that this is not always possible.

We are happy to see patients who have had surgery elsewhere to discuss implant removal or replacement.

Our surgeons will work with you to help you achieve your desired goals.

See patient Toula Rose’s story to hear how she underwent a breast re-augmentation to correct implants that were too large.

What is capsular contracture?

Capsular Contracture is when the tissue that naturally forms around your breast implant becomes tighter and it squeezes the implant. This can cause your breast to feel hard, look misshapen and come sometimes be painful. Capsular contracture is more common for those who have experienced it before and this will be discussed in more detail with your surgeon at your consultation.

Capsular contracture is one of the most common reasons for breast augmentation revision surgery. There is a grading system for capsular contracture called The Baker System. Baker I and Baker II are normal and do not require treatment.

  • Baker I / Grade 1 – Formation of scar tissue around the implant is not causing firmness or a change to the size, shape or texture of the breasts. Breasts are soft and look natural.
  •  Baker II / Grade 2 – Patient has some firmness around the implant, but there is no distortion in the appearance of the breast.
  • Baker III / Grade 3 – Breasts are firm and may appear abnormal in shape such as round, high, and bulgy on top.
  • Baker IV / Grade 4 – Very similar to Grade 3 but patients will also experience breast soreness and may find their breasts tender and painful to touch.

Capsular contracture is often diagnosed on physical examination and doesn’t usually require any other special tests. It can occur on one or both implants and generally occurs during the healing process. It is not unusual however to have capsular contracture occur within the first 2 years of the implants being placed. Capsular contracture that occurs beyond this point may need to be checked for ruptures. Ruptured implants are a common cause of late-onset capsular contraction.

Revision surgery for capsular contracture will involve removing the entire capsule which is the lining around your implant and then you can either have the original implant removed or replaced.

Will my breasts go back to normal once the implant has been removed?

In most cases your skin will retract well and your breasts will go back to how they once were before you had implants inserted but you may feel they look empty initally post-surgery whilst your body heals.

However sometimes, particularly if you had larger implants then your skin may have stretched and you may be left with excess skin once the implants are removed so your surgeon may advise a combined uplift (mastopexy) procedure.

To help you understand what to expect from breast implant removal surgery, make an appointment with one of our experienced breast surgeons who will be able to assess you and provide more information about what results you can look to achieve.

Can my implants only be removed by the surgeon who did my original procedure?

You do not need to see your original surgeon but we suggest that you try and get hold of details such as the size and type of your current implants and any other relevant information as this will help your new surgeon create an appropriate treatment plan for you.

If you want your implants removed because you feel they have ruptured or you have developed a capsular contracture then we would advise that you see your original plastic surgeon as they will have all the information about your implants to enable them to decide on the best course of action.

What should I expect during breast implant removal surgery?

Breast implant removal surgery will take place in hospital. After your pre-op checks have been carried out your surgeon will meet with you again to go over what is going to happen and answer any questions. You will then be taken to the theatre and general anaesthetic will be administered.

Whilst under general anaesthetic, the surgical procedure will take place. Your surgeon will aim to remove your implants through your original incision. The implant will be removed and the area cleaned. If requested, a full enbloc procedure will be carried out at this stage. Your incision will then be closed and taped and you will be taken to recovery to recover from the anaesthetic.

After the procedure, you will be returned to your room where you will be under observation until your doctor has cleared you to go. Usually, breast implant removal procedures are performed as a day case procedure so you will be able to return home the same day as your procedure.

What is an Enbloc?

An enbloc is when the implant and capsule are removed in one piece with the implant still within the balloon of the capsule. At The Private Clinic, we have surgeons who will remove the old capsule via en bloc capsulectomy when it is safe and appropriate for the patient.

There are some instances where an enbloc is not possible. This is when the capsule is too thin or delicate to be removed in one piece or if the capsule is adhering to vital tissues. In these instances, surgeons can work to remove as much as the capsule as possible with the implant and then carefully remove any remaining scar tissue from the breast pocket. In some cases, however, removal of the capsule could cause damage to vital tissues; for example, if scar tissue is tightly attached to the rib cage, removing the tissue could risk injuring the lungs. In these cases, portions of the capsule will remain in place but we will take precautions to allow proper healing including sterilising the remaining capsules.

For more information about enbloc procedures, please state this ahead of booking your procedure to ensure that you are given a consultation with a breast surgeon who specialises in offering this service.

Can I have my implants removed and then replaced in one procedure?

If you are having your implants replaced then this is most commonly done as one procedure. However, if you are having the implants removed due to a medical reason then your surgeon may remove the implants and perform the replacement as a separate surgical procedure once any infection has cleared which can take up to 3 months.

The details of how your procedure will be performed will be discussed at your consultation where you will be able to ask any additional questions to ensure that you are fully informed before deciding to go ahead with your procedure.

Is breast implant replacement the same as a breast augmentation?

In most instances, a breast implant replacement or exchange is very similar to breast augmentation. It does depend on the reason for the revision however if the patient is choosing similar sized implants and there are no other issues then it will be just like a breast augmentation. If the patient needs to have the pocket adjusted to fit a larger implant, scar tissue or capsules removed or if they require a breast lift then this will be a more complex procedure.

The procedure will be explained in full detail by your surgeon at your consultation so you will be fully informed ahead of making your decision. Aftercare advice will also be provided to you following surgery and you will be able to contact us 24/7 using our patient helpline if you have any questions or concerns.

Breast implant exchange, how much bigger or smaller can I go?

One of the most common reasons that patients decide to have a breast implant exchange is because they are not happy with the size of their current implants and want to go bigger or smaller.

At The Private Clinic, we give our patients the chance to go through the different sizes of implants during their consultation or at a second sizing appointment. When you decide to exchange your implants, this process will happen again although it can be difficult to work out the best size when you already have implants in place. Using the sizer bra and any 3D imaging device can give you inaccurate results to base your decision off of. In these instances, your surgeon will take measurements of your breast base and shape to help decide on an implant that is going to be suitable for your body as well as give you the results that you are hoping for. If you did not have your original implants with us, then it is useful to bring along information about what size, type, profile and placement of your current implants.

The amount that you can look to increase or decrease the size of your implant depends on your tissue and chest size. In some people who have very tight tissue and a small chest it is not advisable to increase the size of the implant too much as it will distort the natural tissue and be too wide for your chest.

When it comes to choosing smaller implants, in some cases you may require a breast uplift procedure as the tissue around the implant may have been stretched to fit the previous implant and changing to a smaller implant could cause the skin to sag. In these cases, it will depend on the size of your current implant in comparison to the size that you are changing too.

Your options for breast implant exchange/replacement surgery will all be discussed in consultation with one of our expert breast surgeons.

How long should I wait before removing or changing my breast implants?

The length of time you should wait before undergoing removal or replacement surgery will depend on your reasons for surgery. If you are experiencing complications or issues such as a ruptured implant or capsular contraction then this can be performed as soon as possible to relieve you of any pain or discomfort.

If you are not experiencing any complications but are just not happy with the appearance of your implants then we do remind patients that it can take longer than a few weeks to see the true results from breast enlargement surgery. Swelling will start to subside over 4-6 weeks and after this stage, implants will begin to settle. The final results from a breast augmentation may take up to 6 months to evolve. Overall, we do recommend that patients wait 6 months before making a decision on revision surgery.

How many times can I have revision surgery?

Revisional surgery should not be overused, the fewer the better. Patients who come across complications will have to have necessary medical revision surgery but when it comes to changing the size of the implant, these cosmetic revisions should be performed as infrequently as possible.

When patients wish to change the size of their implants, we offer a range of sizing consultations to help them make an informed decision about implant sizes, shapes, profiles and placement to ensure that they are choosing the best-sized implants to suit their body and also their lifestyle and long-term goals too.

What are the risks associated with breast implant removal or replacement?

As a potential breast implant removal and/or replacement patient, you need to consider the potential risks and consequences that sometimes can occur with the surgery you are seeking.

Breast implant and/or replacement surgery will carry risks just like any surgical procedure would do. Common risks include infection, seromas, excessive bleeding or reaction to the anaesthetic.

Your plastic surgeon will explain in detail all the risks associated with surgery to ensure that you fully understand the procedures you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.

Risks that are more specific to breast implant replacement surgery are similar to those that you would have been told about ahead of your original breast enlargement surgery such as change in breast sensation, scarring, breast deformity or sagging of the breast area. Other risks include;

Capsular Contracture is when the tissue that naturally forms around your breast implant becomes tighter and it squeezes the implant. This can cause your breast to feel hard, look misshapen and come sometimes be painful. Capsular contracture is more common for those who have experienced it before and this will be discussed in more detail with your surgeon at your consultation.

Implant Rupture is when a tear or hole occurs in the breast implant shell. When this happens in a silicone gel-filled implant, the gel may remain in the shell, leak into the tissue/capsule that forms around the implant or spread beyond the capsule. Implant ruptures can be caused by a variety of traumas including extreme capsular contracture, excessive trauma to the chest or damage by surgical instruments. Symptoms of implant rupture include change in breast shape, swelling of the breast and pain or tenderness. In some cases a silent rupture may occur which will often not cause any changes to the way that the implant looks or feels. In these cases the rupture if often only diagnosed by an MRI scan which is often recommended as part of your post-surgery medical examinations. Implant rupture is treated by either removing or replacing the implant. At The Private Clinic we offer cover for 3 years following your original breast augmentation procedure. Your cover period can be extended with our unique extended aftercare scheme to give you that additional peace of mind, ask your co-ordinator for more details about this.

Breast Implant Associated Anaplastuc Large Cell Lymphona (BIA-ALCL)

BIA-ACLCL stands for Breast Implant Associated Anaplastuc Large Cell Lymphona and it is a rare T-cell lymphoma that can occur around breast implants. The cause of BIA-ALCL is not clearly understood and no specific risk factors have been identified by health bodies around the world that are studying the disease. However, factors such as breast implant texture, genetics and bacteria have been implicated and are presently undergoing further study. For cases reported to date, BIA-ALCL has been seen most in patients who have textured implants. Your plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with more detailed information at your consultation and we encourage patients to ask us any questions that they may have. When diagnosed early, BIA-ALCL can often be treated successfully by removing the breast implant and surrounding scar capsule however, additional treatment may be required depending on the individual and whether the disease has spread throughout the body. As with any type of cancer, it is important to be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.

At The Private Clinic we advise that it is good health practice to self-examine breasts and we encourage patients with breast implants to do this regularly. Should anything such as pain, unevenness between the breast and lumps be detected then you should make an appointment to see your surgeon or GP as soon as possible.

At your consultation

During your consultation, your surgeon will go through all the risks and complications associated with breast implant removal and/or replacement surgery as appropriate in more detail. You will also be provided with a copy of our patient guide which will provide comprehensive information about the procedure that you are considering undergoing. At your consultation, your surgeon will also discuss the range of implant shapes, sizes and brands to help you feel informed and offer their advice on which are going to be most suited for you to achieve your desired result and which will suit your body type.

For more information see our extensive FAQs on breast enlargement surgery.

Breast Implant Safety and Risks

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Will the recovery be the same as my initial breast augmentation?

Usually, recovery will be slightly more comfortable compared to your initial breast augmentation as your skin and tissue will have already been stretched from the initial procedure.

Many patients are able to carry out light activities the day after but the same aftercare as a breast enlargement will apply. You should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for 4 to 5 weeks and have at least 1-2 weeks off work to recover.

My implants are more than 10 years old; does this mean they need replacing?

The average lifespan of a breast implant according to most manufacturers is 10 years which is why many surgeons will recommend removing or replacing your implants around this time frame.

If you are not experiencing any issues with your implants then they do not have to be replaced or removed unless you particularly want them to be. The 10 year estimation can vary between individuals but we do recommend that you attend check-up appointments with your surgeon close to this time who will be able to assess you and your implants. Your surgeon may recommend having an MRI scan to check the condition of the implants.

Our breast surgeons will fully explain the life span of your implant and what to expect for the future. The Private Clinic are experts in removal and or exchange of implant procedure and have a team of expert surgeons who have had lots of experience in the removal and replacement of implant procedures.

What will my scars be like after surgery?

Scarring following breast implant removal or breast implant replacement surgery will depend on the extent of your procedure.

In most cases, the scarring will be very similar to your first breast augmentation, our surgeons aim to remove or replace implants using the same existing scar. If you have had your implants for a long time, then the only difference you may notice is that your new scar is slightly shorter as scars used to be around 6cm whereas now they are anywhere from 3cm.

If you are having a combined lift then you will have a new scar around your nipple going down your breast which is commonly known as a lollipop scar or it may also run along the inframammary fold in which case it will be referred to as an anchor scar.

Your surgeon will discuss the nature of how your scars are likely to look following breast implant replacement or removal surgery during your consultation.

Could I have implants again after previously having them removed?

It is possible to have implants inserted again after a previous removal. Your procedure to have implants re-inserted again will be classed as a breast augmentation surgery again and you will need to visit a surgeon for a consultation and sizing as before.

What Should I Know About Capsular Contraction?

When an implant is placed inside the body it becomes enveloped in a layer of tissue. This layer is known as a capsule and is comprised of fibrous scar tissue and collagen. It’s considered as a natural reaction to foreign objects within your system. With time the layer become thicker and shrinks, but the degree to which it does so varies significantly from patient to patient.

Capsular contraction turns into a complication if the implant is squeezed as the layer of tissue tightens around it. Your breasts may then start to feel hard and you might feel some pain and discomfort. Should this occur, contact your surgeon immediately and they will discuss your options with you and advise you on the next step to take.

When an implant is placed inside the body it becomes enveloped in a layer of tissue. This layer is known as a capsule and is comprised of fibrous scar tissue and collagen. It’s considered as a natural reaction to foreign objects within your system. With time the layer become thicker and shrinks, but the degree to which it does so varies significantly from patient to patient.
Capsular contraction turns into a complication if the implant is squeezed as the layer of tissue tightens around it. Your breasts may then start to feel hard and you might feel some pain and discomfort. Should this occur, contact your surgeon immediately and they will discuss your options with you and advise you on the next step to take.

What happens to my implants once they are removed?

In the past, surgeons were allowed to give patients their breast implants following surgery. These days, with more recent regulation, medical devices such as breast implants need to be disposed of in an effective and hygienic way with no risk of contamination.

Once your breast implants have been removed they will be inspected carefully for any signs of damage and then they are photographed for medical records. As breast implants are a type of medical device that could potentially be contaminated, they are disposed of with any other medical waste from your operation.

How much does Breast Implant Removal and Replacement cost?

The Private Clinic sees over 15,000 new patients every year and perform over 10,000 procedures, with one of the highest –patients’ satisfaction in the sector, Trustpilot 9.4, 5 star rating, 96% would recommend us to their friends and family. We are a multi award winning provider and have been voted the Aesthetic award for Best UK Clinic Group 2017.

The Private Clinic prides itself on its commitment to Medical Expertise, Patient Care and Satisfaction, Honest advice and most importantly Results. We are above all committed to Quality. Please feel free to contact us for any advice or to book a consultation with one of our expert Breast surgeons. Breast Implants removal and replacement cost can be part of your decision to undergo a procedure but it should never be the deciding factor. For more information about The Private Clinic, our experience and medical expertise click here

The cost of removal of breast implants is approximately £4,650. The cost of removal and replacement of breast implants is approximately £5,830. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation.

Consultations with our breast surgeons are £100 at our London Harley Street Clinic.

Consultations with our breast surgeons are £50 at our Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Northampton clinics.

We offer consultations with our highly experienced Patient Coordinators which require a £25 refundable deposit to secure your place.

Patient coordinators are able to offer you all the information you require prior to meeting a surgeon.

Please note all consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with a surgeon.

Am I covered for implant removal or exchange with my implant warranty cover?

Whether you are covered for implant removal or exchange will depend on the type and manufacture of the implant.
For up to 3 years after the date of your original operation The Private Clinic will provide you with the following readmission policy:

If after your original operation, (this does not include subsequent revision surgery), you experience any clinical complications and your surgeon agrees that further surgery is appropriate to address these, The Private Clinic will provide all surgical and hospital services and nursing care free of charge, any personal expenses such as travel or loss of earnings are the patient’s own responsibility. You are covered for the event of internal rupture of the implant and severe capsular contracture. You are not covered for subsequent capsular contracture or implant rupture, removal of replacement of implants due to patient dissatisfaction with aesthetic results, adverse events out of the implant deflation or rupture or accident that have effected implant integrity, adverse reactions other than severe capsular contracture and further surgery to address implant wrinkling or rippling or where the results of surgery have been affected by lifestyle, pregnancy, illness or natural ageing process.

The Private Clinic will provide 10 years of guaranteed financial assistance. Where the breast implant has ruptured due to shell integrity failure resulting in rupture or any other product defect confirmed by the manufacturer, within 10 years of implantation. The Private Clinic will provide £1000 out of pocket expenses to cover surgical fees, operating room and anaesthesia expenses where it is not covered by any other insurance. At the request of your surgeon, any available size may be selected to replace your current silicone gel-filled breast implant at no cost to you. Also, you may choose another style of breast implant (a charge may apply on a product with a higher price). Free contralateral breast implant replacement is conditional on the surgeon’s specific recommendation. Please note, however, that the assessment of the outcome of a cosmetic surgery procedure involves a great deal of subjectivity and, if your surgeon decides that the results of your surgery are within the normal limits, then further surgery at no cost will not be possible. The Private Clinics implant warranty does not cover further surgery in the case of rippling or wrinkling.

Do you have an breast implant removal or replacement clinic near me?

The Private Clinic has clinics nationwide so we are sure to have an expert breast surgeon located near to you where you can discuss impant removal or replacement procedures.

Our clinics are in;

  • London – 98 Harley street, W1G7HZ
  • Manchester –  25 St John Street, M3 4DT
  • Birmingham – 88 Hagley Road, B16 8LU – West Midlands
  • Leeds – 45 Park Square North, LS1 2NP – Yorkshire
  • Buckinghamshire – Stokenchurch Medical Center Oxford Road, HP14 3SX – South East England
  • Bristol – 92c Whiteladies Road, BS8 2QN – Clifton
  • Northampton – 82 Billing Road, NN1 5DF – East Midlands

We also have consulting rooms in Milton Keynes where you can have consultations with one of our patient coordinators.

To find out more about booking a consultation at a clinic near you, contact us here.

What does a free breast implant removal/replacement consultation mean?

We are able to offer patients free breast implant removal and replacement phone or video consultations with an experienced patient adviser who will provide information on the best implant removal and replacement surgeons to meet your requirements.

In order to secure the timed breast implant removal and/or replacement phone or video appointment we will require a £25 refundable deposit. This is refunded once the consultation takes place. You can change your appointment time up to 48 hours before.

Book a free phone or video consultation here.

For more information on breast implants, see our extensive FAQs here.

For more information on breast uplift procedures, see our extensive FAQs here.

For more information of Breast Auto Augmentation, see our extensive FAQs here.

See our Plastic Surgery glossary here.

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